Gettysburg Driving Tour

Gettysburg Driving Tour

By Tour Buddy

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Current Version: 1.1.0
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 90.76 MB
  • Developer: Tour Buddy
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
4
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Description

Drive through Gettysburg and into history with Gettysburg Tours. Watch live action battle scenes that help you imagine real events on Gettysburg’s open fields. The Gettysburg Driving Tour App isn’t just a static map and pictures; it’s a fully immersive and interactive experience. You MUST allow the app to track your location for the GPS triggers to work properly. Press "Allow" when prompted after downloading the app. Your iPad or tablet must be cell data capable Or it must be a smart phone. WiFi only iPads will not work for the on-site gps tour. At each of the National Park Service’s 16 Auto Tour Stops you can: -Experience GPS triggered audio that plays automatically as you drive -Watch battle videos specific to your location -View custom maps -See historically accurate and realistic paintings -Get directions to the next stop You can zip through the park quickly by pausing at a limited number of key stops, or spend more time and experience all 16. It’s fun, flexible, and easy to use. The audio in the app will trigger and play as you drive by historic battle fields. Please note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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Reviews

  • Huge waste of money, didn’t work half the time

    1
    By Fishman 05
    I purchased this app after reading the positive reviews, and I was incredibly disappointed with it. I tried to use it today at Gettysburg and it didn’t work for over half the tour - the GPS tracking was poor, the audio wouldn’t play automatically even when it knew where I was, and the amount of info it provided was pitiful. Several of the audio tracks were 5+ min, but the explanation was only 20 seconds and the remainder of the time was just instrumental civil war-era music. No interesting stories, minimal detail at all of the tour stops, and the app didn’t even work half the time. Waste of money and time - if you want to avoid frustration, pick a different audio tour. Don’t ruin your experience at Gettysburg with a horrible audio tour
  • Great app

    5
    By Jackalope91
    This a good add on if you’re going to do the auto tour on your own.
  • Phenomenal!

    5
    By blue542
    Quick download. Only $10. Worked flawlessly. Just turned on by visitors center and headed on auto route. The GPS worked great. Bluetooth connected fine as my phone always does. It talked right when it needed to. Even let me know not to miss turns. It is NOT too in depth. But enough to keep it interesting and hit all the big points. I'd estimate to go through at its pace and do a quick walk of each auto tour stop it would take about 2-3 hours. There is also a short nice video at each site that pulls up automatically. Loved it. Great app. A suggestion to maybe make an app to book a personal guide as the center is a headache. Like an uber for a tour guide. You set a price, pay online, pick him or her up wherever and go.
  • Good, Basic Tour of the Battlefield

    4
    By Travelinfan
    Living in Gettysburg for 33 years, we’ve driven the battlefield many times. The only tour we’ve done was the double decker bus years ago. We are thinking of moving and I wanted to do a battlefield tour before that happens. The best way to see it is to hire a licensed battlefield guide through the visitor center. They go into great detail, are extremely knowledgeable, and know the battlefield like the back of their hand. From what I understand, the gentleman that is your “host” on the app is a licensed battlefield guide. We are not huge history buffs, and didn’t really learn anything new, but enjoyed the ride through the beautiful battlefield. It just never gets old. The app gives a good overview and the price is right!
  • Great way to take a self tour

    5
    By lmjordan10
    Used this app last week during a 1 day trip to Gettysburg. Wanted to see the battlefield but there is so much to see and we weren’t sure where to start and how to make the most of our trip in a short time. We decided to take a chance on the app and are very pleased we did. The audio narrative of the sites we were seeing was really great and the ability to stop if we wanted to or not was a nice way to customize the tour. Would definitely recommend it!
  • Not Worth It

    1
    By JABMAM19
    I purchased the App after reading other reviews, in hopes of getting a well put together driving guide and experience. Far from it. Finding where the tour starts is confusing, and don’t ask for help from the Information Desk at the Visitor Center. The Ranger informed me that the App is made by a third party and, they don’t work with them. After finally finding the beginning, I thought the App worked by GPS and started at each Point if Interest, not for me. I had to manually start each recording, missing several Tour Stops and Points of Interest. The information provided is very general and minimal. We drove by several areas with no explanation as to what they were. I would have rather bought the Tour Guide Book with CD.
  • Great app!

    5
    By Lugo384
    I had seen this app on a billboard the day before i went to pick my son from Harrisburg to have a family weekend together. I am not a fan of buying apps, but i read a few reviews that night and considered as a destination for the weekend. I couldn’t be more happy that someone has created this app. Guides you from start to finish through the area and provides information along the way with music and sounds that gets you deeply in connection with your surroundings. No need to even touch the app at any time as it automatically explain everything as you move. It even warned me that some videos may replay, as you have to go through some landmarks again to reach the others. Help me create a lifetime memory with family without any issues. The best $9.99 I have ever spent. Recommended.
  • Gettysburg Auto

    5
    By Jaims1212
    Great app for the Auto Tour. GPS knew exactly where we were. Great information.
  • Great app

    4
    By colwhi
    Got the app to take my 73 year old mother with health issues to Gettysburg. It was one of the places on her bucket list. The app allowed us to drive and see the sites at our own pace. My mother enjoyed the commentary, the music and the videos. Well worth the $10 to make the trip enjoyable for mom. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is because 3 videos did not play (stops 1,9,11) even with attempting to restart them. But overall the app allowed my mom to have an enjoyable and memorable trip!
  • App doesn’t work

    1
    By sadingettysburg
    I read good reviews so I paid for the app i I only had a short while to be in Gettysburg and the App doesn’t work When it did play after resetting my iPhone the content was severely lacking I had done the park in the past using a audio tour on CD and the content was riveting and interactive. Much better then the app. Also we were turned around and off coarse with the app

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